Tuesday, 20 September 2016

64 - Jeff Branson

64 - Jeff Branson

Front photo: Throwing.

Back photo: Batting.

Better photo?: Neither is spectacular, but I'll give the nod to the back for the hint of a sleeve logo.

Ties to my personal collections: None.

Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 4

Wiki-facts: "On November 18, 2013, Branson was named hitting coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates." He's still there.

Google it: The only reference to this Jeff Branson on the first page of results is the link to his baseball-reference page. Most are for a soap opera actor.

How was his stike shortened 1994? Batted .284 for 6 HR and 16 RBI over 109 AB.

Birthday boy: January 26, 1967. The only baseball player born that date is Tim Pugh, who was a teammate of Branson from 1992-1995 in Cinci. Pugh will make his appearance in this set at card #234. Rod Dallman, who played 6 games for the Islanders and Flyers is the NHL representative for that date. No NBA or NFLers were born that date. Col Needham, who founded the Internet Movie Database, was also born that date.

Up Next: #65 George Brett

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